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New border checkpoint may be built at Belarusian-Polish border

BREST, 29 August (BelTA) - A new border checkpoint may be constructed at the Belarusian-Polish border by 2020, Chairman of the Brest Oblast Executive Committee Konstantin Sumar told media at an opening ceremony of the international border checkpoint Pererov-Belovezha on 28 August, BelTA has learnt.

“During the period of 2014-2020 we are going to construct the international border checkpoint Tomashovka-Wlodawa. According to preliminary estimates, the amount of funding from the Belarusian side will amount to about €10 million. This matter is currently under consideration. I think both Poland and Ukraine will express their interest in this project, too. Many people from border areas of the three countries travel to Wlodawa. This will be convenient for them. It is noteworthy that a border checkpoint existed here in the past. I think that the European Union may also become a party to this project,” the Brest Oblast Governor said.

Chairman of the State Border Committee Alexander Boyechko agrees with the Brest authorities. According to him, these issues are being discussed by a state border commission. “This means not merely the construction of new border checkpoints but the development of the existing ones together with their facilities. Currently one of the pressing issues for us is the renovation of border crossing bridges. Such renovation became relevant long ago at the border crossings Brest-Terespol, Domachevo-Slovatychi and Berestovitsa-Bobrowniki. All these matters will be addressed together with local authorities,” Alexander Boyechko underlined.